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Calendar of 5K Races in the USA

Looking to participate in a 5K race?

Check out our comprehensive directory listing of 5K races. At JogRunRace, you can also find articles on running a 5K race, tips on planning for and choosing 5K races, 5K race reviews submitted by runners like you, and other valuable resources to help with your running and training for a 5K race.

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5K Races for the Weekend of Dec 19 - 21, 2014

Fri, Dec 19Marathon Test 1Fort Worth, TX
Fri, Dec 19Run For Kids MarathonMiami, TN
Fri, Dec 19Red Nose Run 2014Del Mar, CA
Fri, Dec 19Ho Ho Ho Holiday Glow Fun RunFort Walton Beach, FL
Sat, Dec 20O'Doyle Runs!Irving, TX
Sat, Dec 20Jingle Bell (4th Annual 5K Run and Walk, Little Washington, VAWashington, VA
Sat, Dec 202014 Caroler 5KEast Aurora, NY
Sat, Dec 20Jacob Logan Run for 21 5K and Fun RunCoppell, TX
Sat, Dec 20Sacramento Santa Run 5K 2014Sacramento, CA
Sat, Dec 20Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K 10K 1mi kids raceClearwater, FL
Sat, Dec 20Stuff the Sleigh 5K - Milwaukee, WISouth Milwaukee, WI
Sat, Dec 203rd Annual Kingman Jingle Bell RunKingman, AZ
Sat, Dec 20Ugly Sweater 5KCaldwell, ID
Sat, Dec 20Starlight 1/2 Marathon & 5kPalm Coast, FL
Sat, Dec 20Carter, Deluca, Farrrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5KBethpage, NY
Sun, Dec 21Arizona Road Racers Desert Classic 30K, 5K and 30K RelayPeoria, AZ
Sun, Dec 21Inaugural Ft. Lauderdale Jingle Bell JogFort Lauderdale, FL
Sun, Dec 21Jingle Bell 5K RunTraverse City, MI
Sun, Dec 21Jingle Rock RunHonolulu, HI
Sun, Dec 21Lace 'em up on the Levee 5K/10KSunrise, FL

Tips for Running 5K Races

Even though there are multiple options for setting up the proper workout regimen for your 5K race, we wanted to give you some tips that can help you get across the finish line of your 5K race:

Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

Building a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

Avoid Skipping Recovery

Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.